• The Challenges for Sustainable Economic Growth in Chile and the Region

    On September 22, the Inter-American Dialogue co-sponsored an event at the Wilson Center with former President of Chile and current presidential candidate Sebastián Piñera Echenique.

    Sep 28 2017
  • Colombia expands national parks and ethnic community lands

    Under President Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian government has vastly expanded protected areas, creating new national parks and providing land titles to indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in the Amazon, Chocó and other important forest regions. However, many challenges remain. National parks and indigenous and Afro-Colombian lands continue to be threatened by illegal occupation, coca cultivation and illegal gold mining.

    Sep 25 2017
  • Looking Back at the 21st CAF Conference

    Established in 1996 as a joint initiative of CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the Organization of American States, the Annual CAF Conference brings together more than 1,000 world leaders to debate and discuss the most pressing developments facing the Americas.

    Sep 21 2017
  • El primer discurso de Donald Trump en la Asamblea General de la ONU

    El discurso de Donald Trump en las Naciones Unidas y sus referencias hacia Venezuela son analizados por Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano; Arturo Sarukhán, exembajador de México en Estados Unidos; Raquel Godos, corresponsal de EFE; y Sebastian Rotella, reportero sénior de ‘Propublica’.

    Sep 20 2017
  • China’s growing ties with Panama

    To discuss China’s diplomatic ties with Panama, CGTN’s Wang Guan talked with Bruno Binetti.

    Sep 20 2017
  • ¿El nuevo eje del mal?: por qué Donald Trump puso el foco en su discurso ante la ONU sobre Venezuela, Irán y Corea del Norte

    Corea del Norte, Irán y Venezuela fueron los tres países a los que el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, dedicó más tiempo este martes en su primer discurso como jefe de Estado ante la Asamblea General de la ONU. Michael Shifter analiza el discurso del presidente Trump en esta entrevista con Angel Bermúdez para la BBC.

    Sep 20 2017
  • How Well Are Countries Foiling Money Launderers?

    Paraguay, Haiti and Bolivia are the highest-risk countries for money laundering in Latin America and the Caribbean, while Colombia has the region’s lowest risk for the crime, according to an Aug. 16 report by the Basel Institute on Governance. What are the main factors behind the prevalence of money laundering in the high-risk countries and for Colombia’s relatively low risk? How well have the governments of the countries above addressed money laundering, and what more should they be doing? Are banks in these countries doing enough to prevent the practice, and what additional safeguards, if any, should they put in place?

    Sep 20 2017
  • Report launch: English Language Learning in Latin America

    The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a panel discussion on September 19, 2017 to celebrate the launch of its latest report, “English Language Learning in Latin America.”

    Sep 19 2017
  • Chile’s Economy & Challenges for Future Growth

    CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Peter Hakim, president emeritus and senior fellow at Inter-American Dialogue. They discussed the challenges facing Chile’s economy and what prospects it has for the foreseeable future.

    Sep 19 2017
  • Why Are Officials Leaving Chile’s Government?

    Chile’s finance, deputy finance and economy ministers resigned on Aug. 31, dealing a blow to President Michelle Bachelet’s government. What was behind the resignations?

    Sep 13 2017
  • Is Guatemalan Democracy under Threat?

    Inter-American Dialogue Board Member Eduardo Stein and Senior Fellow Kevin Casas-Zamora recently participated in an interview with TRT World on corruption in Guatemala. In the interview, Stein discussed how the perception of Guatemala’s president Jimmy Morales has changed and the role that the United Nations and the International Commission against Impunity have played thus far in the corruption investigation. Casas highlighted the similarities and differences between the present investigation of President Morales and the corruption scandal which led to the ousting of Guatemala’s former president, Otto Pérez Molina, in 2015.

    Sep 13 2017
  • AMLO, MORENA and the 2018 Mexico Elections

    On September 5, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute co-hosted an event with the Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Commonly referred to as AMLO, López Obrador is the head of Mexico’s National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party. López Obrador discussed the key issues that have and will continue to shape his campaign and, if elected in 2018, his presidency.

    Sep 12 2017
  • Cara a Cara con Michael Shifter

    En esta entrevista con Radio Nacional de España, Michael Shifter discutió temas de actualidad en América Latina y Estados Unidos. Shifter comentó sobre los primeros meses de Donald Trump a cargo de la presidencia, y habló sobre la difícil relación entre el presidente estadounidense y su partido político. El presidente del Diálogo Interamericano exploró también las opciones de Estados Unidos respecto a la situación en Venezuela, los esfuerzos de gobiernos en la región para combatir la corrupción y los retos a corto plazo que enfrentan los países de América Latina.

    Sep 11 2017
  • Politics Uncertain in Latin America’s Major Energy-Producing Countries

    In spite of a steady economic recovery, low inflation and improving fiscal balances, Latin America is seeing weak private investment in energy and other sectors.

    Sep 8 2017
  • Corruption, Impunity & Institutional Crisis in Guatemala

    President Jimmy Morales’ attempted firing of CICIG Commissioner Iván Velásquez threatens to set off a new political crisis

    Sep 1 2017